CORONAVIRUS

Health workers and unions at Madrid’s Ifema field hospital: “It’s a disaster”

The convention center in the Spanish capital was meant to help ease the strain of the coronavirus crisis, but staff complain it is overcrowded and poorly managed

MIGRATION IN SPAIN

Why Venezuelans from all generations are flocking to Madrid

No other influx of immigrants has been this intense in Spain’s recent history, with more than 20,000 people from Venezuela arriving every year since 2018

Immigration

As cold bites, Madrid residents step in to help stranded asylum seekers

WhatsApp groups, parishes and NGOs are filling the gap left by politicians who cannot agree on who is in charge of assisting the hundreds of people turning up outside social services

Homelessness in Spain

Why dozens of families are sleeping on the streets in Madrid

Asylum seekers with children braving the cold weather have become a daily sight in the Spanish capital, where local authorities say they do not have enough resources

CULTURE

“There are no bartenders like me any more, I’m a museum piece”

EL PAÍS speaks to Amadeo Lázaro, the 90-year-old owner of the iconic tavern Casa Amadeo, about success, preparing snails and why he has no plans to retire